Check out this beautiful pair of stunning sleeveless tops, designed for
drape-y lightweight woven fabrics like crepe-de- chine, charmeuse, rayon,
or double georgette,but also perfect for fluid lightweight knits, like rayon or bamboo.
Sleeveless Tops have a jewel neckline, with gently shaped side &
center back seams, plus a keyhole button closure at the center back neck.
Tie-front version has an asymmetrically seamed and gathered front with ties,
and finishes with a deep stitched hemline.
Draped front version has a folded and draped front sealed into the shoulder seam,
with concealed darts and a narrow hem.
Both tops finish at the hip with either a faced or bound neckline & armhole.
Wear these glamorously elegant tops with your favorite slouchy pants or slim skirt
for a slick hot-weather look, or use them as a super-glam layer under your
favorite jacket, cardigan or shrug.
This one is easy...all sizes, either version needs 2 yards or 1.83m of
60" or 150cm wide fabric. Add 1/4 yard or 23cm of fusible interfacing,
plus 1x3/8" or 1cm diameter button, and you're good to go!
I made the tie front version as part of the Sew News Magazine Summer 2014 sew along. The top looks great and the fit is good. I do think it runs a little slim in the hips, so curvy ladies (like myself) should take note. Make a muslin first. I will admit that just reading the instructions didn't do it for me. Watch the great HotPatterns Tutorial video above or go to the Sew New's magazine blog and read their posts and watch the videos (http://www.sewnews.com/blogs/sewing/category/sew-along-summer-breeze-top/) Once I made the top everything clicked and it's really very simple to put together. I can see myself making a new top each summer.
Easy once you know how....must watch video instructions! I made mine in soft printed satin, and have had many compliments. I like it also because it is longer. I plan to make it in a thin patterned jersey.....may have to reduce side seams...we will see!